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GoPro unveils drone, six camera array for VR content – Mashable


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GoPro unveils drone, six camera array for VR content
Mashable
After spending years riding on the bellies of other people's drones, GoPro is finally building its own quadrocopter for consumers. "Quads plus GoPro has been one of the most enabling combinations," said GoPro CEO Nick Woodman, who announced the new …
GoPro unveils new spherical camera and will make droneUSA TODAY
GoPro Working On A VR Camera Array And 'Quadcopter' DroneTechCrunch
GoPro's Next Adventure: Virtual Reality, DronesRe/code

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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 1:27 am

iPhone iOS bug lets anyone shut down phone with a text message – The Australian


The Australian

iPhone iOS bug lets anyone shut down phone with a text message
The Australian
A glitch in Apple's operating software is causing iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message. The bug was reportedly found by users of a Reddit forum and can cause an iPhone to reboot when it receives a message with a …
This iPhone bug lets users shut down a phone by sending it a text messageSydney Morning Herald
Text you don't want to get todayNEWS.com.au

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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 1:11 am

Pebble Time Smartwatch Review: Echoes Of The New Coke Launch – Forbes


Forbes

Pebble Time Smartwatch Review: Echoes Of The New Coke Launch
Forbes
Strictly speaking the Pebble Time is not the Palo Alto-Based start-up's difficult second album. The team behind the geekerati's favourite smartwatch of 2013 worked on a number of smartwatch designs before the Pebble, and if you count them all up (and count …
Pebble Time ReviewTechCrunch
Pebble Time review: an underdog among smartwatchesEngadget
Pebble Time begins shipping to Kickstarter backers — everyone else can VentureBeat
The Australian -Business Insider -TIME
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 1:02 am

Oculus CEO hints at cost of Rift headset: $1500 with PC – CNET


CNET

Oculus CEO hints at cost of Rift headset: $1500 with PC
CNET
The chief executive of Facebook's virtual reality outfit won't say exactly how much its consumer headset will cost when it launches next year. But he has a ballpark range. by Nick Statt · @nickstatt; 28 May 2015, 9:09 am AEST. facebook. twitter. linkedin.
Catch up with the Code ConferenceUSA TODAY
Oculus' virtual reality headset will cost you some very real dollarsFortune
Facebook buys British virtual reality start-up Surreal VisionTelegraph.co.uk
Engadget -Re/code
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 12:57 am

Evidence of 430000-year-old human violence found – BBC News


BBC News

Evidence of 430000-year-old human violence found
BBC News
Human remains from a cave in northern Spain show evidence of a lethal attack 430,000 years ago, a study has shown. Researchers examined one skull from a site called the Pit of Bones, which contains the remains of at least 28 people. They concluded that …
Spanish cave Sima de los Huesos reveals first known murder victimThe Australian (blog)
World's first murder victim? Skull is evidence of 430000-year-old crimeLos Angeles Times
Could this be the world's first known murder?CBS News
Yahoo News -The Independent
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 12:48 am

‘New species’ of ancient human found – BBC News


BBC News

'New species' of ancient human found
BBC News
A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report. Researchers discovered jaw bones and teeth, which date to between 3.3m and 3.5m years old. It means this new hominin was alive at the same time as …
World Watch: News DigestWall Street Journal
Adding Branches to the Human Family TreeNew York Times
Scientists discover a new human ancestor that roamed with 'Lucy'Washington Post

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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 12:45 am

Self-healing robots take step towards disaster relief – ABS CBN News


Fast Company

Self-healing robots take step towards disaster relief
ABS CBN News
PARIS, France – Scientists on Wednesday said they had created a small robot that can recover from damage, in a step towards machines that mimic the remarkable adaptive powers of humans and animals. The feat could one day lead to first-responder robots …
Scientists create self-healing robots with 'Borg-like' ability to adapt to damageSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
We're Doomed: Robots Can Now Learn To Adapt To InjuriesFast Company
Broken Robots Use New Software Algorithm To Quickly 'Heal' Arm, Leg Injuries Yibada (English Edition)
Voice of America -Yahoo News
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 12:25 am

Approved to launch Air Force satellites, Elon Musk’s SpaceX ends a monopoly – Mashable


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Approved to launch Air Force satellites, Elon Musk's SpaceX ends a monopoly
Mashable
Elon Musk's spaceflight company SpaceX can now compete to launch national security missions for the Air Force, and that's a sea change in the world of commercial space. The authorization of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket for these missions effectively opens up …
Game Changer: SpaceX to Launch Military SatellitesDiscovery News
SpaceX cleared for US military launchesNew Zealand Herald
Elon Musk's SpaceX rockets just achieved a major milestoneBGR
Popular Science
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Posted on 28 May 2015 | 12:15 am

Google and Apple Adjust Strategies on Mobile Payments – New York Times


New York Times

Google and Apple Adjust Strategies on Mobile Payments
New York Times
The battle for mobile software dominance revolves around two companies: Apple and Google. Now both giants are also going head-to-head in mobile payments, as they prepare to push deeper into digital wallets. Google is set to unveil plans at its annual …
Live from Google I/O 2015: Android M, wearables and moreMashable
Apple Or Android? New Chevrolets Are About To Become Your Smartphone On Forbes
Revamped Android Pay will reportedly make it easy to send money to your friendsThe Verge
USA TODAY
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Posted on 27 May 2015 | 11:23 pm

Apple exec thinks car would be ‘the ultimate mobile device’ – Sydney Morning Herald


Sydney Morning Herald

Apple exec thinks car would be 'the ultimate mobile device'
Sydney Morning Herald
Apple just poured more fuel on speculation that it's working on a car. Confronted by a shareholder on Wednesday at a rare public forum over where Apple is looking to invest its cash, Jeff Williams, Apple's senior vice president of operations, seemed to suggest …
Is Apple Watch a hit?USA TODAY
Apple eyes the car as 'ultimate mobile device'Financial Times

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Posted on 27 May 2015 | 10:49 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could spawn an online video service

The Time Warner Cable Headquarters at Columbus Circle in the Manhattan borough of New York CityBy Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) – Charter Communications Inc executives are exploring whether to launch an online video service as part of its combination with larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc, in what would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry. The $56 billion takeover announced on Tuesday would make Charter the No. 2 U.S. Internet and cable company after Comcast Corp. Charter's top shareholder John Malone, a cable industry pioneer, is on record as being a fan of streaming TV over the Internet.

Posted on 27 May 2015 | 11:28 pm

Nielsen to measure digital ads in partnership with Tencent

Dancers perform underneath logo of Tencent at Global Mobile Internet Conference in BeijingNielsen NV announced on Wednesday that it is partnering with Tencent Holdings Ltd to measure its digital audience in a move that could direct more ad dollars from companies in the United States to China's biggest social network. Nielsen said it is launching its Digital Ad Ratings, which tracks unique users, reach and frequency of a digital ad across computers, tablets and smartphones for the first time in China. Comscore, which offers a similar service and competes with Nielsen, said it is already available in China.

Posted on 28 May 2015 | 1:04 am

Yahoo must face email spying class action: U.S. judge

The Yahoo logo is shown at the company's headquarters in SunnyvaleA U.S. judge ordered Yahoo Inc to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegally intercepting the content of emails sent to Yahoo Mail subscribers from non-Yahoo Mail accounts, and using the information to boost advertising revenue. In a decision late Tuesday night, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California said people who sent emails to or received emails from Yahoo Mail subscribers since Oct. 2, 2011 may sue as a group under the federal Stored Communications Act for alleged privacy violations. Holders of non-Yahoo Mail accounts accused Yahoo of copying and then analyzing their emails, including keywords and attachments, with a goal of creating "targeted advertising" for its estimated 275 million Yahoo Mail subscribers, in addition to detecting spam and malware.

Posted on 27 May 2015 | 6:08 pm

Periscope, media companies talking about anti-piracy tech

By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Jennifer Saba RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, Calif./NEW YORK (Reuters) – Live streaming-video app Periscope and media companies are discussing how to address piracy on the new service, but Periscope says technological fixes many programmers want are difficult to do in real time. Periscope, which was bought by Twitter earlier this year, faced scrutiny after several high-profile television events, including the HBO prize fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” April premiere, were illegally broadcast through the app, which sends a video stream from a phone directly to the Internet. Media companies, many working with Periscope, are consistent in their demands for improvements, especially using technology to automate the takedown process, or removing unauthorized copyrighted material.

Posted on 28 May 2015 | 1:06 am

Apple finds bug that causes iPhones to crash

An iPhone 6 phone is seen on display at the Fifth Avenue Apple store on the first day of sales in Manhattan, New York(Reuters) – Apple Inc has found a bug which can cause iPhones to crash when a message containing a specific string of text is received. The bug, which includes symbols and Arabic characters, was first reported by Apple news blog MacRumors on Tuesday night, adding that it was noticed on social news hub Reddit earlier in the day. "We are aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update," an Apple spokesperson said in an e-mail.

Posted on 27 May 2015 | 6:07 pm

CBS CEO said met with Apple to discuss TV deal

An employee cleans inside the Apple flagship store on 5th Avenue in New YorkCBS Corp CEO Leslie Moonves met with Apple Inc last week to discuss a TV deal, he said at a technology conference Wednesday, and that discussions and negotiations for such a deal are ongoing. "We will probably do a deal with Apple TV," Moonves said during an onstage talk at a conference hosted by Re/code, an online-only technology publication, and added that he met last week with Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.

Posted on 27 May 2015 | 5:41 pm

Good news, Seinfeld fans: ‘Comedians in Cars’ season 6 is almost here

In addition to watching every Seinfeld episode you like on Hulu, you’ll soon be able to see the popular comedian in a brand new Comedians in Cars season, a new video teaser reveals.  DON’T MISS: SanDisk has lightning-fast SSD drives that are as cheap as regular hard drives Published on Tuesday on the Crackle YouTube channel, the short trailer says that season six of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will premiere on June 3rd at 11:30 p.m. EST. Alongside Jerry Seinfeld, you can expect a variety of noteworthy guests, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Carrey, Steve Harvey, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher and Trevor Noah. Not to mention all the coffee talk, cool cars and jokes that are expected from Seinfeld’s new Comedians in Cars adventures.

Posted on 28 May 2015 | 1:15 am

GoPro plans software that wirelessly syncs videos to the cloud

GoPro plans software that wirelessly syncs videos to the cloudGoPro is testing software that could remove the need for you to fiddle with USB cables or SD cards when it's time to cut your video footage. On stage tonight at Code Conference, CEO Nick Woodman (above) said that the planned software would wirelessly sync all footage to the cloud, which suggests the company could also develop an online data service to provide storage.

Posted on 28 May 2015 | 1:07 am

Unless kids are working, coding should not be taught: Abbott

Unless kids are working, coding should not be taught: AbbottFoundational programming skills are not needed for primary school children, unless they are going to work at age 11, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said yesterday.

Posted on 28 May 2015 | 1:05 am

Jawbone sues Fitbit, alleges ex-employee theft of confidential information

Jawbone sues Fitbit, alleges ex-employee theft of confidential informationJawbone and Fitbit are leaders in the wearable tech market and are fierce competitors. A new complaint states that Fitbit took it further than competition and may have broke the law.

Posted on 28 May 2015 | 1:01 am